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ITHACA, N.Y. – With irresistible original tunes and infectious, feel-good energy, the Sim Redmond Band will open Cornell University’s summer events series on Friday, June 29, on the Cornell Arts Quad at 7:00 p.m. The show is part of the free summer events series sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

The Sim Redmond Band has been making its Afro-Caribbean, roots-rock world music at home in Ithaca, as well as across the globe, for more than a decade. Sim plays guitar and supplies vocals, together with Jen Middaugh, and keyboard player Nate Richardson. Supporting them are Jordan Aceto on guitar, Dan Merwin on bass, and Asa Redmond on percussion.

In case of thunderstorms or heavy rain, the concert will take place in the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall.

Cornell’s free summer events series, which runs from June 29 to August 3, is sponsored by Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and includes Tuesday performances at the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall, Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts on the Arts Quad. For more information, visit, or see the full schedule below.

Tuesday performances at the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 10: Eloise & Co.—Original compositions and traditional tunes on fiddle and accordion

July 17: Arise & Go—Traditional Celtic melodies with fresh arrangements, plus favorite contra compositions

July 24: Paul Merrill Quartet—Jazz with celebrated Cornell trumpeter, Paul Merrill

July 31: Theatre Street Productions—Favorites from oratorio, opera, operetta, and musical theater

Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, 7:00 p.m.

July 11: Dava Sobel, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars”
July 18: Karen Pastorello, “Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage”

July 25: Glenn Altschuler, “The Election of 2018: What’s at Stake and What to Look For”
August 1: Karen Levy, “Relational Big Data: How Data Collection Influences How We Live, Work and Interact”

Friday concerts on the Cornell Arts Quad, 7:00 p.m.
Rain location: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

June 29: Sim Redmond Band—Afro-Caribbean beats and roots-rock world music
July 6: Radio London—British Invasion tunes, surf instrumentals, and American cult classics

July 13: MAQ—Classic and modern jazz along with Brazilian bossa
July 20: El Rumbon—Dance music in the styles of salsa, mambo, plena, merengue, cumbia, and cha-cha

July 27: Laila Belle—Funky, energetic country rock originals
August 3: NEO Project—High-energy R&B grooves, Afro-Cuban/Caribbean rhythms, and jazzy, bluesy rock

Featured image courtesy of Jeffery Foote.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.